Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Changes in form and Dress forms: The Altered Alice
First, work has been consuming a lot of time (way more hours than those for which I'm paid, but such is life working for a non-profit).
Then My Guy ever-so-helpfully introduced me to Lord of the Rings On-line. What a stupid game. I don't know how many hours I've spent to figure that out ... and I have no idea how many more hours it'll take: But it's important to note that I'm at level 15 with 250 silver pieces and a horse. So, you know, I should only need to play for a few hundred more hours to realize it's a grind and boring and silly and totally uncreative.
Finally, about a week ago I discovered The Altered Alice challenges. Clearly I lack the time for another challenge piece. I also obviously lack the skill because, well just look at it, and the form spent several days sitting on my craft desk before I finally gathered the nerve to dive in this evening.
My dress form, handmade with copper and an altered card stock Plumbob Papercraft, makes me happy enough. With practice I could easily make some cool artsy dress forms using perhaps something more appropriate than the Plumbob base.
Come to think of it though, the entire creation does make me happy: After all, there's plenty of comedy in this piece.
Hopefully you can at least decipher that my sad little doll form is the Red Queen dress. No matter what, just don't think about Snow White (which is who I think of when viewing this dress that was obviously made by Dopey).
And, instead of Burton's Red Queen with the bulbous head, my queen is short of leg and long of torso. And chubby. And her royal photographer will surely be sentenced to the guillotine.
So, yeah. Aside from all of that, I like my Red Queen of the Stubby-Legged Kingdom.
I know you can do better: Take a minute to decide which better project you're going to complete and show it off at The Altered Alice.
Oh, and be patient with me for awhile more. I'll try to get back to everyone soon ... but can promise nothing until next week.